Bangladesh captain and opening batsman Tamim Iqbal retired from international cricket. He announced his retirement at a press conference in Chattogram (BD) on Thursday, July 06. While announcing in front of the camera, tears came out of his eyes. The 34-year-old legendary player scored 25 international centuries and scored hundreds in all three formats for Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh was defeated by Afghanistan by 17 runs in a rain-interrupted match. Tamim scored only 13 runs in this match after playing 21 balls. Tamim held a press conference after the match for announcing his retirement. He said, ‘Yesterday’s match against Afghanistan was my last international match. This is the end for me. I have always given my best and from now on I announce my retirement. I didn’t take this decision suddenly, I was thinking about it for many days. I do not want to tell the reason, but I took this step only after talking to my family.’
Tamim, thanked his teammates, the coach and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Tamim scored 8313 runs in ODIs with 14 centuries. He also played 70 Tests. In this, he scored 5134 runs. Including all three formats, he scored 25 centuries and scored 15205 runs. Bangladesh Board has not released the name of the new captain of the team. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the T20 and wicket-keeper batsman Litton Das is the captain of the Test team.